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colorado springs planned parenthood clinic makes his first court appearance today as wlearn more about the victims. two 20-16 g-o-p presidential hopefuls will be in eastern iowa today for candidate forums in cedar rapids and coralville. and it's cyber monday, meaning many people will be logging on their computers today to snag some e line holiday deals.. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news morning news. tossing it over to kaj...this wintery mix in some of our counties is causing a few delays and closings. plan on a wetetay across eastern iowa. temperatures may yet stay cool enough for a light glaze of ice
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two people are dead and another is in the hospital this morning after a crash in lee county. one car was heading south in the northbound lanes near the 31-hundred block of highway 27 around 9 o'clock last nighgh that's w wn it hit a car goinin north and two others crashed behind it. authorities have not released the names of the people who died. with recent terrorist attacks from islamic extremist g gups, many have
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misconception s about the religion of islam. so says an iowa city mosque leader who is reaching o to the community. kcrg-tv9's forrest saunders is live in the newsroom this morning. forrest, hoho did this leader reach out to the community? well brady, he held a forum last night at the iowa city public libry. there he spoke to people about the terrorists groups and how they do not represent his religion. imam molhim bilal explained the islamic faith and its purpose. he compared the definition of terrorism to the faith's beliefs of peace. that was to show that all of the recent violent acts are condemned and not a part of islam. imam bilal says talking about the faith might help end some of the fear surrounding it. he says the quran n eaks about peace and not killing people. 5:10:11-5:10:26 "the reason why we wanted to do this lecture is that the media and the islamophobia has been increasing a lot in this
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country. and lots of people are scared of muslims. so we decided to do this to talk to tell people we ar ejust like you. " imam bilal says all muslims denounce these terrorists, and that they attacked islam. islam is the third most practiced faith in america, according to a 2010 pewewesearch survey. christian faith comes in first at 70.6%. jewish, second at 1.9%. muslim, point nine percent. in iowa, muslims account for 1 percent of the population. back to o u brady. thanks a lot forrest. the university of chicago has cancelled all classes and aivities on its hy park campus today, after an online threat. the f-b-i says someone posted a threat of gun violence, specifically mentioning quote "the campus quad mony morning." the school is asking all non-medical faculty, students, and non-essential staff to not come to campus today. " i mean, i was surprised. but one becomes sort of used to this, unfortunately that it
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didn't sort of freak me out. i just thought 'oh, well. guess i'll have to cancel office hours and whatever else i had planned " this is the last week of regular full-time classes at the schooo before finals. the suspect in the shooting that killed 3 pepele at a planned parenthood in colorado will make his first court appearance today. police say 57-year-old robert lewis dear was shooting at people outside a plann parenthood in colorado springs on friday. jennifer markovsky and ke'arre marcell stewart and university of colorado police officer garrett scasey died. 9 others were during the shooting spree. law enforcement says dear admitted to having anti-abortion views but they have not determined a motive. democratic presidential candidate hillary their refusal to embrace what she called "common sense" gun control measures at a dinner in new hampshire last night. " this is truly ynbelievable that after what we've seen in paris and other places, , e republicans will not bringngp a ll that will prohibit anyone
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on the no fly list from buying a gun in america. " clinton proposes comprehensive background checec and closing loopholes that let people on the terrorist watch list obtain guns. voters in waterloo will pick a new mayor and city council member in a runoff election tomorrow. councilman quentin hart and former mayor tim hurley are both running for the mayor's seat. one will replace mayor buck clark, who did not seek a 4th rm. hart and hurley were the two highest vote- getters in the november 3rd municipal election. neither got the majority of votes cast, which prompted the runoff this week. voters in the 4th ward will also determine their city council representative in a runoff. they'll choose between jerome amos
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representshe 4th ward. the outgoing mayor of cedar falls is endorsing his challenger in tomorrow's run-off election. on november third, mayor jon crews received 35 percent of the votes in a three man race. businessman jim brown r reived 45 percrct of the votes. neither candidate got the necessary 50 percent to secure the position. after t election, crews announced plans to step down from the popotion, but his name will still be on the run-off ballot. crews says people should vote for brown on december first, calling him an excellent candidate who will lead the city for years to come. because of the recent snow storm that hit eastern iowa, the family volunteer day for a national day of service was postponed until this saturdayay in this morning's show you care spotlight, kcrg tv-9's chris earl looks at how this day aims to help people new to waterloo. " 9:05 some of these are packs
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all of the work that went into family volunteer day in the cedar valley is pushed back two weeks -- but with a renewed push for volunteers to show up here, on east 4th street this upcoming saturday, december 5... from 9 to 11:30. " in some way, shape or form, we've been doing something for activities but not in the same capacity as joining forces with this national day of service..." this "day" was back on november 21 but lauren finke of the cedar valley volunteer center is hoping that more people - more families - will take a few hours. especially to help the newest residents of waterloo and cedar falls. in recent years, we've follow the emerging population of those of burmese descent -- escaping religious prosecution in asia and, amid the jrney from their homelands, seting here in eastern iowa.a.t least 1,200 people of this heritage now call black hawk county home. "we thought this was the best way to start bridging that gap and to start with some of the newcomers that are joining the cedar valley community because, maybe they dopn't know a lot about service and what it looks like here in america and this is just a good way to make that happen." these are pictures of some of the previous family volunteer day events in
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the cedar valley -- held at orange elememeary school and providing the opportunity for "family time" - in a constructive manner. finke said, for saturday's event, help from the watloo community school district plays a role. " they help us translate our fliers... " so that the families who may have lived here for generations can share what they can with the families who have lived here for maybe just a few uonths. downtown cedar rapids will get a little extra holiday cheer today. the cedar rapids parks and recreation department will cut, transpt and set up the city's christmas tree today on may's islanan the anderson family is donating the 35-foot colorado spruce. workers will string the lights on the tree@today, but won't turn them on just yet. the tree lighting will be on december 4th at 5:30 p-m. this is video from last year's transport. the day for digital doorbusters is here -- it's cyber monday. and we get an inside look as
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gets ready for the big day. that's ahead in today's techbytes.
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plan on a wet day across eastern iowa. temperatures may yet stay cool enough for a light glaze of ice
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thanks kaj. plan on a wet day across eastern iowa. temperatures may yet stay cool enough for a light glaze of ice
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thanks kaj. now here's abc's aditi roy and
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this morning's techbytes. inn today's "techbytes" it's cyber monday. 121 million people are expected to shop online today. but that's down from 126 million last year. >> okay, so, one reason dot com sales are going earlier, online sales for black friday were up 14% compared to last year. the people in this building gegeing up for cyber monday. we got a look inside amazon's center in new jersey.
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>> 14 miles of conveyor belts. packages getting shipped 24 hours a day. and amazon's drone delivery program seems one step closer to beming a reality. >> the prototype for the prime air drone that would deliver items in 30 minutes or less. >> not bad. it will launch once they have the regulatory the yogurt made fr your milk, is delicious.
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colorado springs planned parenthood clinic makes his first court appearance. we're also learning more about the three people who died@during the shooting. abc's megan hughes has details. while investigators process the snowy scene outside the colorado springs planned parenthood clinic--the victims' families process the liveslost. 29-year-old ke'arre stewart was 4& an iraq war vet. 21;49;06;38 he warned them his brother leyonte says stewart took a phone call outside the clinic and was among the first to be hit, running back to tell others to take cover. he has some questions f the gunman. why? you didn't even know him?you sid no more body parts - my brother wasn't for abortion, he wasn't participating in abortion my brother had nothing to do with your cause so why you know? that's
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all i want to know. why? 36-year-old jennifer markovsky was a mother of two. her father says she was at the clinic helping a friend and would help anyone in need. the third victim--police officer 44-year garrett swasey was also a aastor at his church. sot - scott dontanville / friend / "he would have gone into that clinic to serve those people because their lives matter." during the 5-hour siege at the planned paenhood clinic, people scrambled for their lives as dear allegedly took aim at police-and everyone else. nats - scanner / he is sitting in a chair right behind that counter with an a-k. police say the alleged gunman-57 year old--robert dear made rambling, hostile comments about planned parenthood. . ar was on the minds of many during candlelight vigils and prayer circles throughout colorado this weekend. nats - pastor: "we forgive him. we can't not. garrett forgives him. reporter tag: dear is being held without bond-and expected to appear in courtrthis afternoon. jury selection begins today in the trial of baltimore police officer william porter.
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of freddie gray. prosecutors say he died of injuries he suffered while he was in police custody in april. officer porter faces several charges, including involuntary manslaughter. prosecutors say he ignored gray's cries for medical help when he wawain the ck of a police transport vehicle. police arrested gray on a weapons charge and he suffered a severe spinal cord injury in the van. 20-16 g-o-p presidential front-runner donald trump is continuing to make headlines. he still claims he saw people celebrating the september 11th attacks. and here's a live look on our c cy cam this morning. meteorologist kaj o'mara will be back right after
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monday forecast. sfirst alert forecast. plan on a wet day across eastern iowa. temperatures may yet stay cool enough for a light glaze of ice
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police in des moines are
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shooting. and it happened in a popular area for nightlife in the heart of downtown. stay with tv-9. it's .
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open setting will help end stereotypes about their muslim faith. the city of cedar rapids and the iowa d-o-t are still at odds over traffic cameras on i-380. we take a deeper look at if the cameras are more about safety or making money. the man accused in the deadly shootout at a colorado springs planned parenthood clinic makes his first court appearance today as we learn more about the victims. two 20-16 g-o-p presidential hopels wl be in eastern iowa today for candidate fofoms in cedar rapids and coralville. and it's cyber monday and many people will be logging on to their computers today to snag ome online holiday deals. you're watching kcrg-tv9. now, from your 24 hour news source, this is kcrg-tv9 news morning news. plan on a wet day across eastern
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may yet stay co enough for a light glaze of ice over our northwest third today fety or money. that's the
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behind why the cedar rapids traffic cameras are in place. the city has appealed a d- o-t decision to take down 2 sets and move 2 other sets of cameras on interstate 380. kcrg-tv9's brea love reports the city says the cameras help with safety, but the dot argues they're just money makers. iowa is the only state in the nation with permanent speed cameras on the interstate. but gary hughes is suing to take them down. "it's unconstitutio nal. section six of the state constitution says all laws have to be applied equally. his main argument centers on enforcement . noting if a car has a bike rake or other object covering
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that car would not get a ticker. hughes says the cameras are more about money than safety. "i think it's a basic flaw in the premise is that the city believes that increasing citations will change driver behavior, and condition drivers to being more safe. i think the opposite has occurred." iowa dot director of traffic and safety steve gent admits the cameras can be extremely effective in getting drivers to s sw down and pay attention. "that's really what we want. if drivers are alert and aware of what's going on they're a safe driver." "they can definitely help, its similar to putting up some kind of warning sign ororevice." when the cameras went up in 2010, the city got to make its own rules on enforcement. but gent says he immediately started getting complaints and that's when the d-o-t asked the attorney general about setting rules for the cameras. "when we sat down and started talking about that, we saw we have a lot of responsibility. so we started the process of putting together guidelines, and ultimately they turned into administrative rules, thosese
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administrative rules essentially hold the same enforcement powers as iowa law." those rules created annual reviews to determine if a camera is effective at improving safety. the evaluation in february stated that the primary safety concern is the "s" curve on 3-80 in cedar rapids. it found two cameras were too close to a speed limit change and needed to move closer to the s- curve. the two others only hit drivers after they were past the s-curve and needed to come down. "our evaluation said the cameras do show some safety benefit, however we really only need the cameras inbound as you approach the "s" curve." but the city says statistics prove otherwise. it's data shows 82- crashes around the s- curve two years before the cameras to just 59 crashes two years after the cameras went up. but the iowa d-o-t looked at a larger data set - going back six years before the cameras and three years
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much different story "and at that location the total number of crashes was essentially the same on an annual basis averaging about thirty two crashes per year in that stretch. so really nothing changed in the totbl number of crashes." "based on our fufuher evaluation, it's really hard to say the cameras made a significant difference." we asked the both the city and police to comment on the cameras but they declined because of the pending lawsuitit all of the revevue from the cameras goes to the police department's budget. accounting for 14-percent of the department's budget. gent says the d-o-t guidelines are meant to have an independent assessment of traffic cameras to make sure that money isn't the driving force behind the "it's so critically important that the public belieies that these cameras are about safety. its really about public trust in their own government." that was tv-9's brea love with that story. the lawsuit between the d-o-t
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district court next spring. you must still pay all citations from these cameras throughout the court process. in a tv-9 follow-up this morning.. police are investigating a shooting that killed a man in downtown des moines. investigators say someone shot 21-year-old edmanuel perez and another man just after 1 a-m yesterday. that happened at 3rd street and court avenue. perez later died at a hospital. police have not released the condition of the other man and have not announced any arrests. the suspect in the shooting that killed 3 people at a planned parenthood in colorado will make his first court appearance today. police say 57-year-old robert lewis dear was shooting at people outside a planned parenthood in colorado springs on friday. jennifer markovsky and ke'arre marcell stewart and university of colorado police officer garrett swasey died. 9 others were injured during the shooting spree. law enforcement says dear admitted to having anti-abortion views, but they have not determined a motive.
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cameras on police officers. officicls plan to buy 14 hundred body cameras for six police districts. it will spend two point two million dollars on the program. one district on the northwest side has been testing 30 body cameras since january. so far, none of the officers wearing body cameras have had civilian complaints filed against them. eastern iowa islamic leaders are hoping to end negative stigmas about their faith. to do that, they spoke with the community at the iowa city public library. kcrg-tv9's forrest saunders joins me at the desk this morning. forrest, these leaders from the mosque in iowa city are denouncing recent terrorism? that's right brady. the iowa city mosque imam says these terrorists have attacked islam. he explained how he feels to a crowd of people and answered their questions.
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purpose. he compared the definition of terrorism to the faith's beliefs of peace. that was to show that all of the recent violent acts are condemned and not a part of islam. imam bilal says talking about the faith might help end some of the fear surrounding it. many at the event asked him how we can help fight these extremist groups. 5:08:41-52 "the number one way to fight them is not by dropping bombs on them, is not by killing them because once you kill them another group will come. the best way to fight them is by knowledge. " imam bilal also said many of those who join groups like isis are young and do not know the te meaning of islam. he says they see injustice and make d dcisions not truly based on islam. imam bilal ended his speech with the statement, "the religion of islam and its followers of it, condemns and disassociates
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terrorist attack, and every terrorist." imam bilal says the iowa city mosque does not have any more outreach events planned, but they will consider it in the future. brady? thanks a lot forrest. republican presidential candidate donald trump continues insist that "he was right on his c cim that thousands of muslim- americans in new jersey" celebrated the september 11th attacks 14 years ago. in an interview on n-b-c's meet the press, trump said that he heard of celebrations after the terrorist attacks in jersey city and paterson. city leaders and law enforcement leaders in new jersey maintain the large-scale public celebrations never took place. republican presidential candidate john kasich is going to be talking to college students in eastern iowa today. the ohio governor will be speaking at coe college in cedar rapids at 10 this morning. a-c-t and the iowa association of independent colleges and universities put on this event. after that, kasich will head to ames to speak at
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iowa state university. texas senator ted cruz will be in coralville today for a 10 a-a-town hall meeting at the kirkwood regional center at the university of iowa. he started a day of campaigning yesterday in central iowa at a worship service. cruthen appeared in tama at a casey's general store for "retail politicking". after that, cruz went to an event in van horne. in the most recent quinnipiac poll, cruz clinched second place among iowa voters. despite low polling numbers, the new hampshire union leader has endorsed new jersey governor chris christie. the newspaper's editorial cited christie's stance on foreign relations amid dangerous times, as well as his experience in governing a populated state. with the iowa caucuses now about two months away, you might wonder where the race stand for iowa voters -- both democrats and republicans. on our website, kcrg dot com, there's a long and
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detailed look at the 16 candidates from both parties, with analysis from u-i political science professor tim hagle. that's online now... at kcrg dot com. tomorrow is the day voters will fill any eastern iowa city positions in runoffs. those runoff elections are set for tomorrow in cedar falls and waterloo. up next... this morning's weather wise question. meteorologist kaj o'mara is up right after the break. it's ---. first alert storm team
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joins us now. plan on a wet day across eastern iowa. temperatures may yet stay cool enough for a light glaze of ice
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thanks kaj. the iowa state cyclones played
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final game of the season on saturday, and their last game with coach paul rhoads. officials didn't waste any time getting a new coach. they announced
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running for iowa representative kraig
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paulsen's seat. paulsen is the current speaker of the iowa house and announced he is not seeking re-election. former tv-9 morning anchor and reporter ashley hinson has announced she is running for his seat as the republican candidate. hinson says she wants to lead the charge in working with all lawmakers on tough issues. her opponent is cedar rapids attorney mark seidl. he says his top priorities are to create good jobs by working with entrepreneurs and small businesses and expand leadership in renewable energy. voters in waterloo will pick a new mayor and city council member in a runoff election tomorrow. councilman quentin hart and former mayor tim hurley are both running for the mayor's seat. one will replace mayor buck clark, who did not seek a 4th term. hart and hurley were the two highest vote- getters in the november 3rd municipal election. neither got the majority of votes cast, which prompted the runoff this week. voters in the 4th ward will also determine their city council representative in a runoff.
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they'll choose between jerome amos jr. and chris schwartz. quentin hart currently represents the 4th ward. the outgoing mayor of cedar falls is endorsing his challenger in tomorrow's run-off election. on november third, mayor jon crews received 35 percent of the votes in a three man race. businessman jim brown received 45 percent of the votes. neier candidate got the necessary 50 percent to secure the position. after the election, crews announced plans to step down from the position, but his name will still be on the run-off ballot. crews called brown an excellent candidate who will lead the city for years to come. today is cyber monday, another retail holiday that promises big deals for holiday shoppers. but today is more focused on online shopping. but today isn't the only day that shoppers chose to go online. for black friday, in- store sales fell more than a billion dollars from
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billion dollars online. that's up 14 percent over last year. and industry analysts predict we'll shell out even more today. iowa state didn't hesitate in hiring a new head football coach... the school announced yesterday that matt campbell will take paul rhoads' spot. campbell has served as the head coach at the university of toledo for the last four seasons, and made his name in 20-15 by guiding the rockets to wins at arkansas and at home against iowa state. we'll be back with one final look at your forecast. keep it here on tv-9.
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you head out the door on your monday. two g-o-p 20-16 presidential hopefuls will be in eastern iowa today.
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john kasich will be at coe college in cedar rapids at 10:30 this morning for a forum. ted cruz cruz will be in coralville for a 10 a-m town hall meeting at the kirkwood regional center at the university of iowa. it's cyber monday. that means many retailers will have some great deals online today. online shopping is already outpacing in- store shopping this holiday season. the cedar rapids parks and recreation department will cut, transport and set up the city's christmas tree today on may's island. workers will string the lights on the tree today, but won't light them just yet. the tree lighting will be on december fourth at 5:30. now, one last look at this morning's weather, kaj... plan on a wet day across eastern iowa. temperatures may yet stay cool enough for a light glaze of ice
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good morning, america. breaking overnight -- fbi counterterror officials warn of a violent attack at the university of chicago. the college campus on lockdown. classes and all activities canceled. police on high alert right now. new details this morning about that deadly rampage at a planned parenthood in colorado. what we're learning about the victims. the iraq war veteran, the mother of two, and the hero officer who
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